November ebulletin

What’s in This Issue

This month’s issue features a preview of our 2021 year-end giving appeal, a save-the-date for our 2022 Spring Fundraiser, a volunteer opportunity with our community communications, and a reminder that the Michigan Inland Lake Shoreline Landscape Guidebook makes a great holiday gift for lakeshore property owners. We hope you find this ebulletin informative and welcome any feedback. If you have any comments, please send them to [email protected]

Year-End Giving

We gently request that you consider a tax deductible gift to LLLA as the year draws to a close. In a letter to LLLA members, our President Tom Hiatt notes that the Association raised and spent approximately $100,000 this year to remove and prevent the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil. This amount does not include the hundreds of hours our volunteers spent organizing and supporting these efforts, not does it include the approximately $40,000 in grant funds spent by the Grand Traverse Band. We expect to spend even more money next year to continue our fight to protect Lake Leelanau from aquatic invasive species. As a nonprofit organization, we depend on donations from supporters like you. If you’d like to read the full text of Tom’s letter,  click here. If you’d like to contribute right away, simply mail a check with “2021 Fall Appeal” in the memo line to Lake Leelanau Lake Association, PO Box 123, Leland, MI 49654.

Save-the-Date for Our 2022 Spring fundraiser

Earlier this year our 2021 Spring Fundraiser was a huge success, with bidding right up to the last-minute for over 80 auction items, including popular summer-themed items such as boat cruises and water sports. Plans are already underway for our 2022 Spring Auction. Stay tuned for more news and mark these important dates in your calendar: Auction bids open on Monday, April 18 and close at 8pm on Sunday, May 1.

Volunteer Needed - Be Part of LLLA’s 2022 Growth and Community Impact

If you’d like to help our Association continue to grow its number of supporters and its community impact, we would welcome your help in preparing, uploading and sending our ebulletins and website/Facebook posts. If you’re familiar with text and photo editing and social media, these are the only talents needed. The time commitment for this highly valuable activity is approximately 1½ hours a week. Helping with LLLA’s communications will also give you the chance to learn or hone your skills in using the power of text, images and formatting, as well as measuring the impact of the messages which we send. If you’re interested, please contact Steve Lindo, Chair of LLLA’s Community Engagement Committee, at [email protected] or 612-865-6647.

A Special Holiday Gift for Lakefront Property Owners - The Michigan Inland Lake Shoreline Landscape Guidebook

If you’re looking for a special holiday gift for lakefront property owners in your family or among your friends, the publication, “Natural Shoreline Landscapes on Michigan's Inland Lakes - A Guidebook for Property Owners” is sure to be well-received. The Guidebook provides an understanding of healthy lake ecosystems and actions which lakeshore property owners can take to protect their lake.  It includes details on natural shorelines, landscaping, plant selection and rules and regulations regarding shoreline work.  We’re making this 70-page booklet available to all Lake Leelanau supporters at our cost of $35.  Just send an email with your name and address to [email protected] and mail a check for $35 made out to Lake Leelanau Lake Association to PO Box 123, Leland, MI 49654.  Please write "Shoreline Guidebook" in the memo field.

Want To Go Paperless? Let Us Know.

Would you like to receive all your future membership communications via email? If so, send a message to our Membership Director Barb Kobberstad at [email protected] and we’ll mark your choice in our records.

Help Your Friends and Neighbors Stay Informed

Do you have friends or neighbors who care about the quality and beauty of Lake Leelanau but don’t receive our ebulletins? If so, please forward this ebulletin to them and all they have to do is reply with their name to [email protected]. We’ll take care of adding them to our mailing list for future issues.

Lake Leelanau Lake Association is a non-profit organization led by and for individuals, families and businesses who support its mission to protect and enhance the quality and beauty of Lake Leelanau and its surrounding watershed for current and future generations. If you would like to make a donation to support our programs, you can do so here on our website. If you would like to help our programs as a volunteer, send a message to [email protected]

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